EdCon 2022: Where Circus Educators Help Each Other Learn

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EdCon 2022: Where Circus Educators Help Each Other Learn

The American Circus Educators (ACE) Conference, a biennial event produced by the American Circus Educators Association, took place this year at Sky Candy in Austin, Texas, from October 7th – 9th. Audrey Spinazola offers us a run-down of the event and spotlights the winners of this year’s ACE Award.
When I walked through the doors of Sky Candy that Thursday night, I was amazed at the welcoming and beautiful space; friendly, helpful faces, colorful walls, and meticulously organized aerial points and equipment. A current resident of Olympia, Washington, I was in Austin, Texas, to assist with the 2022 Circus Educators Conference, presented by the American Circus Educators Association (ACE). I have been attending ACE events since 2015, but this was my first time working on the inside as a staff member and I couldn’t wait for participants to arrive the next morning and for EdCon to officially begin. As I set up merch, posted informational signs, and walked around the studio with Winnie Hsia, Sky Candy’s enthusiastic owner, I became more and more excited. On Friday, the conference started at nine a.m. with a general meet-and-greet. Throughout the three-day event, one hundred and thirty-six attendees ha...
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Audrey Spinazola

Like many of us, Audrey Spinazola is pretty cool and can do lots of things. She currently resides in Olympia, WA, where she coaches youth circus classes, serves on the board for Airbound Arts, and performs with local theaters in addition to working remotely at ACE as Program Manager. She spent three years as the Youth Performance Program Manager for SANCA and has performed with Animate Objects and the San Francisco Opera and juggled on Mythbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys handstanding, learning ASL, and exploring the great outdoors.